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The time ex-Premier League star received THREE red cards in the same game

The time ex-Premier League star received THREE red cards in the same game

The former Premier League striker was sent off three times in one match

A former Premier League striker was once sent off three times in the same match.

During a career that lasted nearly 20 years, Dean Windass played for the likes of Hull City, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Oxford United.

In total, he played 732 matches in his career, scoring 234 goals.

Despite his know-how in front of goal, it was his temperament that often landed Windass in hot water with the referees.

When he was playing for Aberdeen in Scotland, Windass managed to be shown seven red cards in just two years, including three in one match.

In November 1997, Aberdeen were up against Dundee United in the Scottish Premier Division.

Within 12 seconds, Windass got himself in the referee’s book after a strong challenge on Erik Pedersen.

Just 22 minutes later, he fouled Pedersen again and referee Stuart Dougal showed Windass a second yellow card.

However, the striker went on to receive a second red card after he had a go at the referee.

On his way off the pitch, Windass took his anger out on a corner flag by ripping it off the ground and throwing it across the pitch, which led to his third red card within minutes.


Back in October 2014, Windass spoke about the incident.

He told FourFourTwo, as per the Daily Star: “He sent me off for the two tackles, then he sent me off for calling him a Scottish c*** and then again after I pulled the corner flag out of the ground.

“When I saw him in his office afterwards he gave me the equivalent of three red cards. I was banned for eight games and got fined four weeks' wages.”

Windass continued: “And then our manager got sacked the next day! I wasn't tempted to see if there was a fourth way of getting sent off, to be honest, I had run out of ideas by then!”

Aberdeen went on to lose 5-0 to Dundee and manager Roy Aitken said after the match: “It was imperative that players know not to lose their discipline, as Dean has found to his cost.”

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Topics: Premier League, Football